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The ancestors of the bearers of the Waterer family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Shropshire. The name Waterer indicates that the original bearer of the name lived close to a prominent body of water such as a lake or river.

Waterer Early Origins



The surname Waterer was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, in Ludlow, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Waterer Spelling Variations


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Waterer Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Waterer include Waters, Water and others.

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Waterer Early History


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Waterer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waterer research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1610 is included under the topic Early Waterer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waterer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waterer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waterer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waterer In Ireland


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Waterer In Ireland



Some of the Waterer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Waterer or a variant listed above: John Waters settled with his wife Frances and three children in Boston Massachusetts in 1630; Edward Waters settled in Virginia in 1610; Giles Waters settled in Jamaica in 1663 with Henry.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waterer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waterer (post 1700)



  • Reid Waterer, American Fort Worth Film Festival Award winning director

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Waterer Family Crest Products


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